The Traffic Commissioner has a wide range of powers they can use to regulate operator licences and the sanction(s) they can apply will depend on the seriousness of the situation, and can include:
Attendance at a Public Inquiry can have extremely serious and irreversible consequences. The revocation of an operator licence is likely to result in the end of an operator’s business, but could also have personal consequences to directors and transport managers, whilst curtailment or a suspension could have equally serious consequences.
In most cases, immediate and appropriate action to rectify regulatory failings can dramatically improve your chances of a successful outcome at Public Inquiry.
Once instructed, our Public Inquiry team will act quickly to:
At Steve Rounds & Associates Limited we understand how stressful Public Inquiries are. Even a positive outcome at an Inquiry can still result in considerable reputational damage. We leave no stone unturned to fight for the best outcome possible for our clients.
Success! Our Public Inquiry Team recently represented a Midlands concrete supplier who had been poorly advised by their previous transport consultants.
We put in place new operating practices and procedures, provided training for their drivers and put their management team through an Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course.
Outcome - they kept their O licence and received a short suspension. This is what we do!